Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thrifty Thursday #41 Plus Tablescape Thursday

Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! I am your host, Leigh. Thank you so much for stopping by and additional thanks to those who also participate in Thrifty Thursday! I am most delighted to have you join in..for it's YOU who makes it a "show and tell party". I also participate in Tablescape Thursday the host of that fun carnival is the Hostess with the Mostess...Susan of Between Naps on the Backporch. That's no lie or exaggeration, each week I visit Susan's porch and just long to be a guest at any of her tablescapes...especially those held on the porch.
(You can click on any pictures for a closer view)
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I love a thrifty find, as much as the next person. I also love a FREE find. Let me tell you about a free find, one that you can take advantage of too. It's Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine.  It is full of creative ideas that can be used indoors and outdoors of your home. And its free! All you have to do to get a subscription is go to the Lowes website and sign up. Before you go, let me share with you some of the creative ideas found in this free magazine.

How about making your own Christmas gifts this year? That is what my girlfriends are doing for one another. This is a fabulous idea...using lampshade finials and celing fixture pull chains. Just attach the aformentioned hardware to a cork with a dab of liquid nails and allow to dry. Wah-la custom made wine corks with great personality! (hardware, cork and liquid nails can all be purchased at Lowes).

And for that outdoor decor....Christmas is only 49 days away.
Breath deep.
It's ok. I know a great way to decorate that cost very little. Use your tomato cages from this past summer to create twinkling towers. Stack 3 cages and bind them together ising wire. Apply white spray paint-or whatever is your choice. Decorate with small ornaments and wire lighting.

In the photo above C9 lighting is used on tops of 6 gallon metal cans. The lighting is hot glued to hold into place. Drill a hole in teh back of the can to run extention cord. Fill can with rocks or pebbles.
Here is another for a rustic look, also using outdoor decor. This being birdfeeders. Pile small white lights inside bird feeders for a burst of color and light.

Thrifty Organization:
Use Peg Boards and hardware (all found at Lowes) to create a gift wrap station.

Here is the simple directions:

Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Tablescape can also be Thrifty.

This Thrifty Thursday is also brought to you by Lowes Creative Ideas. All featured products in this entire post, including burlap and twine can be found at Lowes...
For tablescapes use burlap and twine folded around napkins and utensils for a tidy look and a quick way for guest to pick up their silverware.

What about the table....use inexpensive tiles for a pop pf color down your table. To keep from scracthing furniture, use small felt pieces on the back!

For these ideas and more, go to Lowes.
What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!
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Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday. Please use Mr. Linky below to link up your blog.I encourage you all to spread the love and visit the other thrifty Thursday participants, for that's what half the fun is. Aside from seeing a cool treasure it's making friends!
Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!


Mari said...

Those are great ideas! Thanks for the tips - I'm off to sign up!

Unknown said...

Great ideas, Leigh! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leigh! Oh, you're just full of inspiration! Love all of these ideas. Oh, I can hardly believe Christmas is just around the corner.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hiya Leigh!

I love Lowe's idea books. I just picked up a similar booklet from another Hardware chain. I love there little freebies! They can be filled with great ideas!

have a wonderful day!

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow!! This looks like a great magazine. Does it come out monthly? Well, I will find out because I am going to go sign up for it!! Thanks for the tips, I love everything!!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Some great ideas! I especially like the wine corks. They can be used for olive oil and balsamic vinegar, etc. bottles. Thanks for sharing.

Keetha Broyles said...

Can you believe it??? After TWO weeks of being in absentia from TT, I'M BACK!!! Planned ahead enough this week to get ready.

I LOVE those colorful tiles on the table. SOMEBODY is very creative.

Kammy said...

Cute ideas - love those wine corks ! I have linked up again - I am having another affair , but with Tom this time, LOL !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great and fun post girl...Thanks so much...Hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jane said...

I love this magazine. I haven't received the Christmas one yet. Love all the ideas. I thought I had linked to the party but I don't see my name...I'll try again.

Embellished Bayou said...

I love that magazine! I have subscribed for years, always great ideas in there. I haven't gotten my winter issue yet, hopefully it's on the way!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I like the Lowes magazine and it comes in my mailbox each quarter or whenever it comes LOL I would love to have a gift wrapping station :) I just have to put that out there.

I really need to have a dinner party so I can use some of these ideas.

Thanks Leigh!
Kristin - The Goat

j said...

I really like the idea of the tiles. And free thrifty items are THE BEST thrifty items!

Justabeachkat said...

Wow! So many good ideas! I especially love the tiles for the table.


aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a great idea for the wine stoppers! And the Christmas tree on the magazine cover is making me wish for Christmas! I love it.

cindy said...

Such great ideas. I really like the tomato cage trees. Except that I don't grow tomatoes. Hmmmm. Thanks for hosting!

Deb said...

Love the tomatoe cage tree's. So clever! Have a great day!

susan said...

Leigh-This is a really great idea for gifts (or to keep for ourselves :). Hope you will enter my giveaway.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What great ideas! I think the tiles would make great coasters too!

Unknown said...

Oh wow, those bird feeder lanterns are the best! I never would have thought of those in a million, million years and I totally love them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leigh! I'm back!! LOL Thank you for inviting me to link up for Thrifty Thursday! I did. Oh, I just found out those huge egg cups are called double eggs cups!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Marigene said...

There are some great ideas there...I really like the finial wine stoppers, very cute. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The post I submitted today is very thrifty. I made a beautiful wall of bookshelves and an executive desk simply by embellishing from ready-made. Total cost $300. You must take a look. This is one of my very best projects and I'm so proud it came together.

Anonymous said...

I think I might have already commented, but if not --- I hope you take a look at my bookshelves and executive desk -- very thrifty. All for under $300 from ready-made plus embellishments. My best project. Thanks for letting me pat my back for a few seconds,

Candy said...

WOW I love those bird feeder lights. How do people come up with this things...CLEVER!
Happy Thrifting ;-)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the Lowe's creative ideas magazine. Always great ideas.

Christina said...

Always fun to join the party.

Great ideas. I love the little pieces of burlap and twine wrapped around the silverware.

Kate said...

Great ideas! I love the decorated corks! I will definitely head to Lowe's website to sign up! Thanks for hosting Thrifty Thursday!

Marie said...

Love the tomato cage decorations. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.